Companion Planting - Elgin Nursery, Phoenix, Arizona

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  • 1. ELGIN NURSERY Herbs That Help Repel PestsPest Herb  Ant Spearmint, Onion, TansyAphid Castor Bean, Garlic, SpearmintPotato Bean Beetle MarigoldCabbage Worm Basil, Chives, Chamomile, Dill Oregano, ParsleyCarrot Fly Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Chives, OnionColorado Potato Beetle Green Bean, Horseradish, Marigold, TansyHornworm Basil, EggplantJapanese Beetle Garlic, TansyMexican Bean Beetle MarigoldNematode MarigoldStriped Cucumber Beetle Broccoli, Nasturtium, Radish, TansyWhitefly Garlic, Marigold, Nasturtium, Spearmint, Tansy 8606 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ  85037 PHONE (623) 936‐1100 / FAX (623) 936‐7484 www.elginnursery.com
  • 2. ELGIN NURSERY Companion Plants:  Good BedfellowsHerb Vegetable  Anise CorianderBasil Peppers, TomatoesBee Balm TomatoesBorage Beans, Strawberries, TomatoesChamomile Cucumbers, Onions, Most HerbsChervil RadishesChives Carrots, Grapes, Roses, TomatoesDill Cabbages, Onions, LettucesGarlic RosesHorseradish PotatoesHyssop Cabbages, GrapesLovage Beans  Mint Cabbages, TomatoesMustards Beans, Grapes, Fruit Trees, Onions, Beets, Cabbages, Lettuces, StrawberriesOregano BeansRosemary Beans, Tomatoes, MarjoramSavory Beans, OnionsTarragon Most VegetablesThyme Eggplant, Potatoes, Tomatoes 8606 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ  85037 PHONE (623) 936‐1100 / FAX (623) 936‐7484 www.elginnursery.com
  • 3. ELGIN NURSERY Biological Controls and Their PreyAssassin bugs * aphids, beetles, caterpillars, stinkbugsBig‐eyed bugs & nymphs aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers, mites, thrips, whiteflies, insect eggsCentipedes beetles, cockroaches, crickets, cutwormsDamsel bugs & nymphs * aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers, mitesGreen lacewing larvae * aphids, beetles, caterpillars, mealy bugs, spider mites, thrips, whitefliesLadybeetles & larvae aphids, mealybugs, mites, scalesMinute pirate bugs spider mites, thrips   Parasitic wasps aphids, caterpillars, grasshoppersPraying mantids * eats just about everything, including  each otherPredatory wasps bees, caterpillars, spidersSpiders * many insects and spidersSpined soldier bugs beetles, caterpillarsSun spiders * beetles, flies, leafhoppers,mothsSyrphid fly larvae aphidsWhipscorpions * beetles, cockroaches, crickets, cutwormssource: Earth‐Friendly Desert Gardening 8606 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ  85037 PHONE (623) 936‐1100 / FAX (623) 936‐7484 www.elginnursery.com
  • 4. Plants that Attract Beneficial InsectsIntegrate these plants into a border orplace them in swaths around the garden.Mix many kinds, as the wider the range offood and shelter you provide, the more varieties of insects youll attract and the more likely theyll be to stay.  Plan your garden so that some plants are in flower throughout the year.Buckwheat (Eriogonum)Clovers (Trifolium and other species)Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)CoreopsisCorn cockle (Agrostemma githago)Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)Dill (Anethum graveolens)Evening primrose (Oenothera)Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)Fleabane (Erigeron)Mustard (Brassica)Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)Sweet alyssum    (Lobularia maritimaTansy    (Tanacetum vulgare)Tidytips    (Layia platyglossa)Wild lilac (Ceanothus)Yarrow (Achillea)source: Western Garden 8606 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ  85037 PHONE (623) 936‐1100 / FAX (623) 936‐7484 www.elginnursery.com